TUTORS: ALVIE McKREE and KIM WALKER
THIS 6 WEEK COURSE WILL RUN EACH TUESDAY EVENING 2 OCTOBER TO 6 NOVEMBER
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
These workshops will introduce you to a variety of movement and expressive arts practises, including Qoya, response drawing, painting, and clay work. Qoya brings together dance, yoga, sensual movement, breathwork, oracle cards, fun, laughter, and sacred communion to help us rediscover our essential spirit in all of its wildness, with all of its wisdom. It is based on the belief that through movement we remember and tune in to our feminine essence.
Each session will incorporate expressive responses to our movement. Non-verbal expression can create dynamic shifts in perception, which can be very healing. It is not about creating finished works to please others, but is instead about exploring how our bodies are feeling through a range of arts methodologies. We will introduce arts methods that may be unfamiliar to some, to encourage a sense of adventure and harness our creative abandon. Participants will be free to experiment and play…there is absolutely no way to get this wrong.
The invitation is to reconnect with the truth in our bodies, to explore our creative instincts, to disconnect from stress and to experience being part of a creative community.
All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Please wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for movement and making art. Layers are good. Please bring a water bottle and any food you might like as dinner or a snack, as there will be time built in for nourishing and replenishing.
Session 1: QOYA AND CHARCOAL
Session 2: MOVEMENT AND CLAY
Session 3: DANCE MEDICINE AND MASKS
Session 4: QOYA AND MANDALAS
Session 5: MOVEMENT AND PAINTING
Session 6: QOYA AND WRITING
(tentative schedule, subject to change)
Note from the Tutors:
This expressive art class is not a traditional art class. Facilitators do not teach particular art techniques such as figurative drawing, but instead assist each participant to develop and appreciate their own creative process and making meaning from this. The programme supports individual work with opportunities for participation in group discussion and shared experiences. An openness to working with others as well as self-directed art making is desirable. This course is developed for only women to attend.
About Poata Alvie McKree: MFA, PGDipATh
Poata Alvie McKree is a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator, artist, Qoya teacher, and Professional Teaching Fellow at Elam School of Fine Arts. Alvie regularly leads Qoya classes and ceremonies for women.
About Kim Walker: BFA, PGDipATh
Kim Walker has enjoyed previous lives as a graphic designer, editor, publisher, atelierista and currently works as an educator. Through her Arts Therapy practice, she is exploring expressive response to movement, to visualize and learn from the internal wisdom our bodies hold. She is particularly interested in how varied cultures embrace and celebrate movement and recognise it as healing. She will be co-facilitating and is currently studying towards a Masters in Arts Therapy at Whitecliffe College.
EVENING COURSES - TERM 4
TUESDAYS 6 PM – 9 PM - FOR 6 WEEKS
$350.00 PER TERM
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ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN UNTIL 23 september
- This course will run in Term: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4. Please check the 2018 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.